Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

press releases

10th of November 2020

Alzheimer’s Texas Named National Winner of Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s 2020 Anne & Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant

Nonprofit receives $25,000 for innovative project to build visitation stations to help combat isolation (November 10, 2020)—  Alzheimer’s Texas, an Austin-based nonprofit organization serving families affected by Alzheimer’s disease has been named the national winner of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) 2020 Anne & Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant. The grant will fund their “Within […]


6th of November 2020

Landmarks Around the World Going Teal Today for Alzheimer’s Awareness

 Empire State Building, Willis Tower, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Mercedes Benz Superdome Among More than 300 Participating Landmarks in the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Light the World in Teal initiative (November 5, 2020) —More than 300 landmarks in 49 American states and 10 other countries are going teal today to raise Alzheimer’s […]


1st of November 2020

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Here’s What You Should Know About Alzheimer’s

(October 30, 2020)—This November, Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America wants everyone to know: Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging, early detection matters (get memory screenings), and lifestyle choices can reduce risk. Alzheimer’s disease currently affects more than 5.8 million Americans, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]


26th of October 2020

Get a “Checkup from the Neck Up” During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Free Virtual Memory Screenings Available to All from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (October 26, 2020)— Your brain is one of the most vital parts of your body-when was the last time you got a healthy brain checkup? As part of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging people […]


21st of October 2020

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to “Light the World in Teal” for Alzheimer’s Awareness on November 5th

(October 20, 2020) — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will “Light the World in Teal” on November 5th to raise Alzheimer’s awareness as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.  People and places around the globe are invited to take part in the annual awareness initiative and can learn more by visiting www.lighttheworldinteal.com. Teal is AFA’s […]


13th of October 2020

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Creates Children’s Book to Teach Children About Alzheimer’s Disease

Book is Educational Tool for Having a Conversation with Children About What is Happening with a Loved One Experiencing Symptoms of the Illness (October 6, 2020)— With Alzheimer’s Awareness Month coming up in November, it is an ideal time to recognize the impact that Alzheimer’s disease can have on young children, particularly those who have […]


28th of September 2020

Free Virtual Memory Screenings Available in Spanish from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

(September 14, 2020)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing free virtual memory screenings in Spanish every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm (ET) and every Friday from 10 am to 2 pm (ET).   Appointments can be scheduled by calling AFA at 866-232-8484.  Screenings are also available in English as well. The […]


12th of August 2020

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Has Awarded $518,391 in Research Grant Funding to Broad Institute and One Mind

New Three-Year Study to Examine Role of Neuroimmune Interactions and Alzheimer’s Disease (August 11, 2020)–The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has awarded $518,391 in research grant funding to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and One Mind, partners on a three-year study to examine the role of the brain’s immune cells in the onset and […]


10th of August 2020

Virtual Memory Screening Program Expanding to Meet Growing Demand

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America now Offering Free Virtual Memory Screenings Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday   (August 10, 2020)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced that it is expanding its virtual memory screening offerings to accommodate the high demand for the service.  Screenings will now be offered every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 […]


17th of July 2020

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Awards More than $41,000 in College Scholarships to Students Impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease

High School Seniors Shared Their Experiences with Alzheimer’s for National Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship Essay Competition (July 17, 2020)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America recently awarded more than $41,000 in college scholarships to 59 high school students from across the country who were chosen as winners in AFA’s annual Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness […]